Now at TTV: Paying for Infrastructure in a New Way – Oregon’s Mileage-Based User Fee

AASHTO Journal, 20 February 2015

mgarrett.jpg Garrett talks with TTV.

In 2013, Oregon became the first state in the country to establish a new way to fund transportation projects.

Instead of relying solely on the gasoline tax, the legislature authorized the Oregon Department of Transportation to set up a mileage collection system for 5,000 cars and light commercial vehicles that begins this year on July 1.

In a two-minute State DOT Update Video, ODOT Director Matthew Garrett tells AASHTO’s Transportation TV why the vehicle miles fee is so important to his state and why the Oregon test could have implications for the entire country. Watch this video, and hundreds more, at the TTV website.

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